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RE: Proposal from the BioRDF Sub-Group

From: <Robin.A.McEntire@gsk.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 12:48:48 -0500
To: "davide" <davide@landcglobal.com>
cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org, "'Susie Stephens'" <susie.stephens@oracle.com>
Message-ID: <OF32AFEEB1.E79C30FB-ON8525710E.00610E3D-8525710E.0061DAC4@gsk.com>

Good to see this happening.  The neurosciences topic area is very relevant 
and should provide a good testbed for the demo, and may point at some very 
real, concrete ways that the SW can help to solve hard problems (and would 
help us demonstrate the value of SW within our businesses!).

Let me know if we can help.


"davide" <davide@landcglobal.com> 
Sent by: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
06-Feb-2006 09:52
"'Susie Stephens'" <susie.stephens@oracle.com>, 

RE: Proposal from the BioRDF Sub-Group

Thanks Susie,
I’m wondering if we are going to include free-text as a data source to be 
RDF/OWL-integrated. This should also be cleared with the other sub-sub 
group (Bob Futrelle) which is going along the same lines. I would like to 
propose that we include nlp in our demo since the data integration result 
would be more convincing and I volunteer to support that part 
If that’s ok I can edit the draft accordingly.

From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org 
[mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Matthias 
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 1:44 PM
To: Susie Stephens; public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposal from the BioRDF Sub-Group
I'm working on a PhD thesis that encompasses the use of OWL in 
neuroscience, so I might be of help for your project. At the moment we are 
converting existing data from neuroscientific databases (Ki database, 
ligand gated ion channel database, IUPHAR receptor database and others). 
These sources are a mixture of relational databases, XML and plain text. I 
have extended the BioPAX OWL ontology to represent the concepts of these 
databases, but the conversion of real data is still far from complete.
Further extensions could include the conversion of the cell centered 
database (microscopic images of neurons), OMIM (hereditary diseases) and 
some psychopharmacological databases. This would result in ontologies that 
span "from bench to bedside", as postulated in the proposal.
The BioRDF proposal sounds really interesting and has much in parallel 
with the work I am doing, so I am looking forward to contribute to this 
kind regards,

> I've attached the draft proposal from the BioRDF sub-group.
> Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
> Once we have everyone's feedback, lets schedule a call to discuss
> action items.
> Cheers,
> Susie

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